What to Pack

Since your residence hall room will be home during the academic year, you will want to have all the comforts and supplies you need day-to-day. Listed below are items important to have when you arrive, as well as others not allowed. Remember that your residence hall room is probably not as big as your bedroom at home. So remember, don't bring all of your belongings—they won't all fit. For more information on Move-In and Room information see our Frequently Asked Questions.


Need to Have Good to Have Extras Leave at Home
Sheet Sets (Twin XL) Mattress Topper Iron Candles
Pillows Mattress Pad Desk Lamp Oil Lamps
Twin XL Comforter Laundry Basket Plates/Bowls Microwave/Mini-Fridge
Toiletry Caddy Command Hooks/Strips Cups/Mugs Electrical Cooking Equipment
Shower Shoes Ethernet Cable Eating Utensils Weapons/Ammunition
Towels  Water Bottle Coffee Maker/Electric Kettle (with auto shut off) Toaster Ovens
Hangers Fan Sleeping Bag Air Fryers
Surge Protector Flashlight Desk Organizers/Storage Bed Risers 


Thinking of working on campus? 

Students who are planning to find a job on- or off-campus should consider bringing original, unexpired (no photocopies) documentation to complete an I-9 that verifies identity and employment authorization. For domestic students, commonly used documents are US Passport OR ID/license AND birth certificate or Social Security card. International students will need their Passport, I-94, and I-20. More information on acceptable documents can be found on the government I-9 website. Go here for more information regarding on-campus student employment.